November 3, 2013 5:32 pm

Prince Rupert RCMP issue a warning after vigilant mom finds a pin in Halloween candy

The RCMP in Prince Rupert are urging parents to examine their children’s Halloween candy after a metal pin was discovered in a chocolate bar by a vigilant parent on Friday.

Brenna Stanley found a metal pin in a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar that one of her three children brought home after going trick-or-treating in their neighbourhood.

She says she discovered the tampered chocolate bar when she was checking the candy.

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“I came across a chocolate bar that was already opened. And I looked in it and there was a pin in the chocolate.”

Stanley says she decided to leave the chocolate the way it was and turned it in to her local RCMP.

She says the incident makes her very concerned.

“Who intentionally wants to hurt a child? How hard is it to put a sign on your door that says, ‘No candy’ or ‘No kids allowed’?” says Stanley.

Constable Monte Webb with Prince Rupert RCMP confirmed to Global News they have received a report of Halloween candy with a sharp pin embedded in a small snack size chocolate bar on November 1.

“The end of the wrapper had been opened and the sharp pin pushed in to the candy bar which was discovered by the child’s mother while inspecting the candy for safety. The child was not injured in the incident as the diligent examination taken by mother prevented the child from biting in to the candy,” said Webb in a release.

Prince Rupert RCMP are investigating the matter.

Mounties are asking that any similar circumstances be reported to the police to aid in the investigation.

In a similar incident, a Langley family found a pin in a KitKat bar on Halloween night.

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